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    Ultra X-Finity 500W and 600W with FlexForce cables
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:22/08/2005 14:20.12
    SLRating: (500W) SLRating: 9.5/10
    SLRating: (600W) SLRating: 9/10
    Bottom Line: X-Finity was always a capable power supply at a fair price, JonnyGuru reviewed the 500W and 600W with FlexForce cables, they both faired well and one almost got 10 out of 10, read on to find out which one .....

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    Testing methodology and results

    I've changed the methodology around a bit. In the past I was simply loading the power supply up 60, 80 and 100% of it's advertised load. That's certainly effective as a stress test, but I've found that some power supplies exhibit wicked side effects when crossloaded with a heavy +5V load and minimal +12V loads. So we're performing four load tests 60% and up, one crossloaded test, as well as one test with only a load on the +5VSB and another with no load on the power supply.

    500W
    X-Finity
    +12V1
    +12V2
    +5V
    +3.3V
    Efficiency
    Power Factor
    Watt

    Low
    Load

    8A
    12.04V
    8A
    12.02V
    10A
    5.12V
    8A
    3.33V
    80%
    .68
    288.8W
     
    10A
    12.08V
    10A
    12.03V
    14A
    5.10V
    8A
    3.32V
    79%
    .69
    356.8W
     
    13A
    11.9V
    14A
    11.87V
    14A
    5.11V
    8A
    3.31V
    77%
    .70
    437.8W
    High
    Load
    15A
    11.8V
    17A
    11.75V
    14A
    5.12V
    8A
    3.3V
    75%
    .71
    492.8W
    5V
    Crossload
    8A
    12.32V
    8A
    12.32V
    25A
    4.99
    10A
    3.29
    77%
    .70
    373W
    +5VSB
    2.5A Load
    44%
    .47
    12.4W
    No Load
    64%
    .45
    12.4W

     

    600W
    X-Finity
    +12V1
    +12V2
    +5V
    +3.3V
    Efficiency
    Power Factor
    Watt

    Low
    Load

    10A
    12V
    10A
    12V
    12A
    5.1V
    10A
    3.35V
    77%
    .73
    353W
     
    13A
    11.96V
    14A
    11.94V
    16A
    5.07V
    14A
    3.31V
    75%
    .74
    468W
     
    15A
    11.91V
    16A
    11.89V
    18A
    5.06V
    16A
    3.28V
    73%
    .75
    530.8W
    High
    Load
    17A
    11.86V
    18A
    11.84V
    20A
    5.04V
    18A
    3.26V
    69%
    .76
    592.9W
    5V
    Crossload
    10A
    12.18V
    10A
    12.15V
    20A
    5.02V
    18A
    3.29
    75%
    .74
    421W
    +5VSB
    2.5A Load
    38%
    .54
    12.4W
    No Load
    70%
    .48
    12.4W


    The finish is certainly shiny enough.



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    1. Introduction
    2. FlexForce Cables
    3. Power Output
    4. Inside the X-Finity
    5. Testing Methodology Results
    6. Analysis of Results
    7. Conclusion

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